Charlie Wilson (singer) life and biography

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Charlie Wilson (singer) biography

Date of birth : 1953-01-29
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-04-27
Credited as : R&b singer, and songwriter-producer, R&B Artist

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Charles Kent 'Charlie' Wilson is an American R&B singer-songwriter-producer and the former lead vocalist for the Gap Band. As a solo artist he has been nominated for four Grammy awards, received a 2009 Soul Train Icon Award, and a recipient of a BMI Icon Award in 2005. In 2009, he was named Billboard Magazine's #1 Adult R&B Artist, and his song "There Goes My Baby" was named the #1 Urban Adult Song for 2009 in Billboard Magazine.

As lead singer of brotherly trio The Gap Band the pioneering group whose late 70 early 80's funk still serves as a beacon for producers and singers there has been a long road for Charlie Wilson from the dusty roads of Tulsa Oklahoma to the neon of Cali to be homeless in city of angels brother has seen it all "I went from riches to rags," Charlie laughs "But now it's time for me to take it back to the scene with" Charlie Last Name Wilson "

Anyone familiar with the rhythmic repertoire of The Gap Band, including classic tracks "You dropped a bomb on me" "Burn Rubber (Why you want to hurt me)" and "Longing for Your Love" can hear traces of Charlie in the contemporary voices current R & B royalty Their music continues to selection of hundreds of artisticter as Madonna Usher Mary J Blige Ashanti Will Smith and Michael George, to name a few

"From day one R Kelly has always proclaimed himself a modern Charlie Wilson says he" He and I have talked about cooperation in several years and now it's finally happening "Charlie Last Name Wilson on his first album since 2001, the former cowboy boot wearing bro is now Gator has increased in Chi-town with the king of urban grooves" This was a big step for me because The Gap Band always made our own music " Wilson recalls "allow others to write and produce for me is a big step" Fortunately, through on his promise, R. Kelly has stepped to the plate to produce four sandwich Delic Tracks

"Deförsta song we played was the title track I already knew he was talented, but thet was then that I realized he is a genius "With its classic appeal, Charlie Wilson has a style that never goes out of style, the kind of voice that can gutbucket cool and smooth as hot butter and tasty as chocolate" Charlie Last Name Wilson "is the kind of urban FAN which will appeal to both old souls hanging in space, and R & B children chilling on the block

The instant classic "No Words" is an exquisite song that has an eternal pop sound comparable to Burt Bacharach Curtis Mayfield or Babyface With This enchanting song sonic Chicago architect R. Kelly has constructed one of the finest "drama" ballads of his career "It's my favorite song on grunddet is so powerful" Charlie says, "Basically it's me singing from a woman's perspective I'vet that some men will be angry that I say these things because they now may have to stop playing basketball long enough to buy their lady some flowers "

Proving to be more than a balladeer to smoke" So Hot "is the type of popping dance-floor tracks you can not expect to hear a Master Blaster of the BET generation one can imagine the booming speakers sneaking girls and enough sweat to swim through without drowning in reality with a brilliant collection of materials Charlie Last Name Wilson has created the perfect reintroduction to contemporary audiences to embrace

throw some new tricks to the best-track "Magic" is a nyckfulllåt with Uncle Charlie (that's what the kids call him) in the development of a magician, the type kblink an eye, mumble a few words and make your clothes disappear "It's about being able to work that charm" Wilson says slyly Abracadabra, hocus pocus and all that jazz ...

Raised the son of a preacher man and a strict mother, Charlie reminiscent of his Tulsa days of love for one Hallmark card "It was the kind of place where you could go to any door and borrow a cup sugar," he says, "I had a very happy childhood "Although his mother did not want him sullying his ears with secular sounds, he says" Pop did not care because he had a nephew who was a blues musician Every time he came around his car had shiny wheels and slicked back hair, he wmalm sharkskin suits and always had a car full of women I knew then that that's what I Wantle do

Inspired by the black velveteen of Sam Cooke and the Motown sound of Little Stevie Wonder young Charlie began performing in local night spots, while a teen, "I would have played the same people at night that taught us the day we were playing grown folk music when we were still children "Teaming with his brothers in 1967 Wilson proudly says" And we are still performing together today We may not see eye to eye on everything, but we are family first some crazy stuff has gone down over the years but the family is the mother ship , and the big ships are Gap Band "

In addition to" The roof is on fire "jams The Gap Band was also known for making cowboy gear cool in the hood" People used to tease us because we came from Okalahoma "Charlielaughs "So we just decided to dress like cowboys when we put on the hat and boots, we knew it looked corny, but we did not care, it is our appearance"

Charlie has also had its share of the wealth he has also had its share Celebrations of demons hard and living close to the edge Charlie lost everything because of bad decisions and drug abuse "I went from living in a mansion to live in the street" Charlie confesses, "I had strangers living in my house, steal my car, I had hit rock bottom If Were it not for God and my wife who knows where I would be today "

After playing with rkelly in the windy city of Charlie back to his adopted hometown of Los Angeles gårING directly to the studio with superstar label-mate Justin Timberlake and Black aut Eyed Peaseur William "Justin is a very talented kid," said Wilson "We had worked together on a project with Snoop, we hung out in my trailer when I asked him if he wanted to be a part of the project Justin is a real humble guy" called " Floatin '"song is bound to introduce Charlie Wilson to a whole new audience while relaxing and delicious there is a certain joy you feel when you listen to this song as an easy Sunday morning," Floatin' "will make you feel good" Will is a modern, Sly Stone "he says," He is bound for big things "

Charlie Wilson for sure know about big things from the early days touring wie Rolling Stones to be a major headlines in the early 80's The Gap Band always brought the party "When we conducted theabout artistry "informs Wilson" It is what I think is missing in music right now and I am ready to bring it back "

trail of the former new fans jack swing is Wilson's remake of Guy's classic ballad" Let's Chill "Of course, as Uncle Charlie is quick to note Guy singer Aaron Hall listened to his share of the Gap Band material before going into the vocal booth for the first time

"We laugh at the" Wilson says "But the singer R Kelly and Aaron Hall continued in the tradition of what I did "Produced by Platinum Brothers and Larry" Rock "Campbell, the tone of the R20, Let's Chill" remake does not stray far from the original Teddy Riley joint-ski Wilson provides enough flavor to make it even spicier with a haunting quality f?? R to his voice, this is the kind of mood music that requires a red bulb dangling over the waterbed

When Charlie Last Name Wilson a masterful performer returns to proclaim their rightful place on the throne Mix booming beats with chocolate love Charlie Wilson is to obtain truth, and as with most great soul singers gospel of life, love and happiness can be heard on the length of his voice.

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